South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Christopher Lee, Lecturer in International Relations, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of Witwatersrand; Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow, W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Kris K. Manjapra, Assistant Professor of History, Tufts University
Cosponsored with the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute
This talk will address the life and work of K. M. Panikkar, best known as the author of Asia and Western Dominance (1953). Lee argues that Panikkar’s historical work is extensive, but that his most fruitful period of scholarship emerged during the 1950s when decolonization across Asia and Africa generated new questions and opportunities for historical writing. Lee’s talk will explore Panikkar’s work during this period.